15 Sep Sacred natural sites Guidelines by IUCN and UNESCO
Part of the Best Practices Series, this publication aims at improving protection of sacred natural sites within Protected Areas. Thousands of sacred natural sites are in jeopardy around the world, despite the fact that many lie within formal ‘Protected Areas’. The new guidelines are entitled ‘Sacred Natural Sites – Guidelines for Protected Area Managers’ and will be used to share experience with protected area managers and their colleagues around the world who are concerned about and interested in protecting sacred natural sites. The volume will be launched at the upcoming World Conservation Congress in Barcelona, Spain and it can be also downloaded from this link:
In spite of the interest of this publication, the Co-ordinators of the Delos Initiative feel that it does not address sufficiently the issues related to mainstream faiths and that further work in that direction is needed.